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POTD – Steyr Hahn 1912 9mm Luger

So…you thought this photo is a repeat did ya? Nope! This is a photo we took at the Cody Firearms Museum.  Why? Because we have the exact same gun. Steyr Hahn converted to 9mm Luger by the Germans. But I have to be honest, we were a little disappointed in this photo. Because we really were interested in seeing the …

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POTD — Turkish Walther PP

While visiting The Cody Firearms Museum, I happened upon a pistol I didn’t know existed. At least back in 1947! A Walther PP copy made by the Turkish MKE company.  Since Cody wasn’t as accommodating as one would have liked, they didn’t give me the keys to play with the action.  Maybe next time. Do you know someone who has …

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Glock Display – Cody Firearms Museum (Hi-Res)

I took these pics a while back while out West on a hunting trip. Currently the Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing a major renovation so most of the collection is put away.  In the mean time, if you want to see a, “gaggle of Glocks” check out these thumb nails. I have left the images full size so the viewer …

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POTD – Sokolovsky Automaster

I took this pic while at the Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum. It is chambered in 45ACP. Which is all well and good. But what makes this gun interesting is…it’s lack of screws, buttons and levers. Sounds weird, right? Well…look at it again.  Where is the mag release? The slide-stop?  Now…look at the grip panels. Where is the screw to attach …

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POTD — 347,000 Round Gen 1 Glock

This image is one I took a few years ago while passing through the Cody Firearms museum during a hunting trip. I knew I had it, just didn’t quite remember where. My motivation to digging it out today? I was recently asked by a young man if he should buy a first generation Glock from his local dealer? His principle …

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Saudi Made HK G3 Rifle

This is perhaps the fanciest HK G3 style rifle I have ever seen. According to the display placards, it is a licensed Saudi copy of the venerable HK G3 rifle. Produced at the Al-Khardi Arsenal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a “diplomatic” gift from Saudi General Mohammad Selah Hama, Chief of the General Staff to our Chairman of the …

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Sharps Rifle Development Timeline

The Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum in Cody Wyoming had a very impressive collection of Sharps Rifles. It started from the earliest designs all the way up to what we call a “Sharps” rifle today. Hopefully soon we will break out our Shiloh Sharps Sporter #1 and run some drills with it!     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Bob Munden Display

Many of you know who Bob Munden was even if you don’t know his name. His videos showing him draw a six-shooter from a holster and hitting two balloons are infamous. Frankly, those videos should be mandatory watching for EVERY new police academy cadet. Not only was Bob an accomplished shooter, he was a very well regarded custom gunsmith. Something …

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Cody Firearms Museum

While a friend and I were out West hunting mule deer, we had an opportunity to zip on down to Cody Wyoming and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. And more importantly, to Cody Firearms Museum housed in the right wing. A Couple of Things I Learned This being the first time I had ever visited the Buffalo …